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World Soil Day focuses on "neglected resource" By: 12/05/2013 @ 9:31am

December 5 is being hailed as World Soil Day, a time to bring attention to the importance of soil science and conservation, according to a statement from the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) “Soil…

New research to study climate, weather impacts on livestock By: 05/07/2013 @ 2:25pm

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $19.5 million for research focusing on the impacts of climate change and weather variability on dairy and beef cattle. “We have seen the impact that…

$175 million in funding released for conservation program By: 05/01/2013 @ 11:19am

The Natural Resources Conservation Service's Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is offering $175 million in funding for up to 12.6 million additional acres of enrollment this year, USDA said…

Controlled-release N fertilizers cut losses By: 04/29/2013 @ 1:17pm

Farmers know that nitrogen fertilizer applied as anhydrous ammonia, UAN solutions, or urea can be lost in wet weather and under other adverse conditions."Controlled-release nitrogen fertilizers can reduce…

Mississippi River closure would sink prices By: 12/17/2012 @ 2:41pm

New concerns were expressed Monday about the impact of a a closure of the Mississippi River to barge transportation, according to Dow Jones Newswires. While the prospect still remains unlikely, U.S. grain…

New propane incentives program offered to irrigators By: 12/17/2012 @ 1:13pm

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) recently announced the release of the Propane Farm Incentive Program, a nationwide research and demonstration project that offers farmers $4,000 or more…

New building designed to boost beef performance By: 12/05/2012 @ 1:52pm

Two Iowa-based companies recently announced a new design in beef building construction they say will improve animal performance and producer profitability.The release comes from Brookstone Agricultural…

CoBank credits merger in strong performance By: 11/09/2012 @ 9:47am

CoBank, a cooperative agricultural bank serving U.S. agribusinesses and Farm Credit announced that its third-quarter net income rose 28 percent to $217.7 million, compared with $169.9 million in the same…

Aging U.S. ag transportation system needs repair - USB By: 08/21/2012 @ 10:39am

The aging transportation system that has given U.S.farmers a competitive advantage in the global market is now threatened by the deterioration of U.S. highways, bridges, rails, locks and dams, says a new…

Kurns named top Successful Farming editor By: 06/26/2012 @ 3:51pm

David Kurns today was named Editorial Content Director of the Successful Farming brand, effective August 1.  He will replace Loren Kruse, who is retiring after 36 years with Meredith.“Dave brings…

USDA accepts 3.9 mln acres in new CRP sign-up By: 05/25/2012 @ 11:29am

USDA will accept 3.9 million acres offered under the 43rd Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up, the agency announced on Friday. During a five-week signup, landowners submitted nearly 48,000…

New study eyes nematode damage in corn By: 03/16/2012 @ 3:48pm

A new university report released today left unclear the value in many cases of using nematicides in corn. In the Ohio Corn Performance Test, in which hybrids were evaluated for grain yield and other…

New urban farming structure breaks ground By: 02/10/2012 @ 8:40am

Developers of a new concept in urban farming, the Plantagon Greenhouse, broke ground for the first structure in Sweden this week.  The new type of greenhouse for vertical farming in…

Corn, soy harvest to get back on track, forecaster says By: 10/24/2011 @ 8:48am

After minimal slowdowns this weekend due to rains in some sections of the country, the U.S. corn and soybean harvest is expected to get back on track in the 6- to 10-day outlook, forecasters say. The weekend…

New forecast favors harvest, sees stressed wheat By: 10/21/2011 @ 9:03am

Weather forecasts are favoring Midwest harvest conditions, but slow wheat establishment in the Plains, according to a new mid-range forecast.The latest 16-30 day temperature outlook from MDA EarthSat Weather…

Harvest delays move into forecast By: 10/18/2011 @ 9:18am

After weeks in which the U.S. corn and soybean harvest has rolled along mostly unimpeded, harvest delays are forecast for large parts of the country."Harvest and fall field work will be delayed for the…

Year-end tax planning affected by new tax laws By: 12/16/2010 @ 8:40pm

The Small Business Jobs Act signed by President Obama in September has three important implications for farmers' year-end tax planning.1. Faster equipment write-offs. Before passage of the bill, the…

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